Cascade Meadow

Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center
2900 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 252-8133

Building Systems

Dive into the systems that bring our building to life. Explore in several ways: through live data feeds, detailed descriptions, and illustrations.

 

Material Choices

Dig deeper into some of the key material choices we made as we built the Science Center, from the floors to the roofs.

 


Building Form

The building floor plan is compact and efficient, with very little corridor space. This means that more of the building can be used for purposeful activity rather than just circulation of people. The building was also designed with clerestory (high roof) windows that allow for light to penetrate deep into the building, reducing lighting demand. Exposing building occupants to natural light has also been shown to improve health and well-being.

 

Building Diagram

 

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